​God does not exist for the sake of man.

Revelation 4:11

“You are worthy, our Lord and God! You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power.
You are worthy because You created all things. They were created and they exist. This is the way You planned it.”
We were made not primarily that we may love God (though we were made for that too) but that God may love us, that we may become objects in which the Divine love may rest ‘well pleased’. #CSLewis

If Christ is anything to you… He must be everything. #CharlesSpurgeon

Jeremiah 20:9 

Sometimes I say to myself, “I will forget about Him. I will not speak anymore in His name.” But when I say that, His message is like a fire burning inside me! It feels like it is burning deep in my bones! I get tired of trying to hold His message inside. And finally, I am not able to hold it in. 

The norm… Does dishonesty tint every aspect of your life? Can you walk your talk? #FoodForThought

Proverbs 26:24-26

Whoever is filled with hate disguises it with his speech, but inside he holds on to deceit. When he talks charmingly, do not trust him because of the seven disgusting things in his heart. His hatred is deceitfully hidden, but his wickedness will be revealed to the community.

Honesty was always rare. Diogenes, the Greek philosopher, lighted a candle in the daytime and went around looking for an honest man. Blaise Pascal said he didn’t expect to meet three honest men in a century. The Institute of Behavior Motivation found that ninety-seven out of one hundred people tell lies — and they do it about one thousand times a year.

Focus on the root from which the fruit will be produced…

2 Peter 1:5-7 

This is why you must make every effort to add moral excellence to your faith; and to moral excellence, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, endurance; and to endurance, godliness; and to godliness, affection for others; and to affection for others, love. 

The Christian life is a process in which we learn complete dependence on God. #OurDailyBread

Where is your passion directed? #FoodForThought

Song of Solomon 8:6 

Set me like a seal upon your heart, like a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death, jealousy is as hard and cruel as Sheol (the place of the dead). Its flashes are flashes of fire, a most vehement flame [the very flame of the Lord]! 

Do you direct your passion toward God? Zeal pushes us to give our best effort, to care when we don’t feel like it, to try when we want to give up, to continue when we want to quit.